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Offen Family History

Offen Name Meaning
German: variant of Off.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German oven, German Ofen ‘oven’, a metonymic occupational name for a baker, or, as a German name, for someone who had charge of the communal village oven and was empowered to exact payment in kind for its use. It may also be a topographic name for someone who lived near a kiln or in an area or field named with this word.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Buda, now part of Budapest in Hungary, known in Middle High German as Ofen.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

43,368 Historical Documents with Offen on Ancestry.com
8,937 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,878 Military Records
928 Immigration Records
6,962 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Offen Families

  • Number of Offen families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Offen families
     82 - 161
     28 - 81
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Offen families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Offen census records

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Offen Family Origin

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Offen Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Offen

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Offen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Offen census records

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Offen Civil War Service Records

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